The 23rd season in the long-running Pokémon anime series titled Pokémon Journeys: The Series, has been confirmed for a UK and US release this year.
The series starting airing in Japan in November last year, and sees Ash Ketchum and Pikachu sent to research the mysteries of Pokémon across every region.
The series will be exclusive to Netflix in the US starting 12th June, with new episodes set to be released every quarter of the year.
In the UK it’s a slightly different story, with the series debuting on channel POP on 1st September (according to Serebii). On 25th May, fans will be able to catch a sneak peek of the new season on the channel, although it’s unclear in what capacity.
Ash Ketchum is back with Pikachu (Picture: The Pokemon Company)
If you’re unfamiliar with POP, it’s available on Freeview 206, Sky 616, Virgin 736 and Freesat 603.
An official synopsis for the series reads: “Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum has a new plan: see the world! But first, he and his partner Pikachu are headed to the opening of the Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of Pokémon in every region.
“Ash meets Goh, another boy with boundless curiosity about Pokémon, and both are overjoyed when Professor Cerise asks them to become official research fellows.
“With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master, and Goh aiming to catch one of every Pokémon (including the Mythical Mew), our heroes are in for adventure and excitement as they explore the wide world of Pokémon!”